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My Reincarnation (2011)

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the

Jun 19, 2012

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The story and settings hold interest throughout, but at times the very lack of emotional connection that Yeshi laments in his father seems to hinder the film.

January 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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"My Reincarnation" is a fascinating, if inexpertly told, yarn.

December 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Buddhism teaches patience, and you're going to need it if you attempt to sit through the conciliatory bromides of the slow documentary "My Reincarnation."

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Languid and contemplative, the film is typical of the intimate, paired-down aspect of Fox's style, a documentary in which lives accumulate in small moments.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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"My Reincarnation" makes a pretty strong case: when the family business is enlightenment, listen to your dad.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
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It's fascinating to watch Yeshi grow from a skeptical teenager into a spiritual leader -- a transformation that still doesn't bring him any closer to his father.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Amazing documentary that chronicles the story of the Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

June 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Even if Yeshi's dilemma never seems that urgent or vital, "My Reincarnation" remains a compelling, universal film.

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Oregonian
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Effective though flawed film works as both revealing documentary and moving family drama.

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

An unusual and enlightening documentary about Tibetan Buddhism, impermanence, a popular spiritual master and his son, who has been designated as the reincarnation of a famous lama.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

My Reincarnation, at its simplest, is another illustration of the idea that people of most walks of life have essentially the same problems.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

An intriguing, Marjoe-esque adventure, highlighting how a corporate position at IBM might have belatedly led a reluctant, designated-demigod down a path of enlightenment lined by throngs of gullible devotees-in-waiting.

October 23, 2011 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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People fawn over a pretentious Buddhist.

October 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Compuserve | Comment (1)
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